Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 / DMC-TZ22 / DMC-ZS10
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
19 August 2011
Conclusion: An impressive set of specs including a 16x zoom lens, a high-quality touch screen, GPS, and 3D image capture, can’t compensate for the subpar image quality and low-light performance you get with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10.
Summary: If you like the latest "gadgets" built into your digital camera, Panasonic has provided exactly the model for you with its Lumix DMC-ZS10. The ZS10 includes: Throw in really good image quality and sharp focus, and my Panasonic ZS10 review shows that this is a very powerful camera.
Summary: As far as features are concerned, the Panasonic ZS10 is a pretty slick camera; however, if you are stickler for fine detail in image quality, I think you will find that there are other cameras in the same price range that will do a better job.
Summary: The new Panasonic Lumix ZS10 is the successor to last year’s very popular ZS7 . Though the ZS7 was a best seller, it had a few shortcomings that consumers took notice of and spoke up about what they thought it needed improvement-wise.
Pros: Good Leica zoom lens, Easy to use, Flexible shooting controls
Cons: Finicky touchscreen, Expensive, Image noise at high ISO
Conclusion: It is truly tough to summarise what really is something of a two-faced beast. When it comes to features and useability, the TZ20 sets a great standard. Its fast, accurate and can do pretty much all that the travelling photography enthusiast would require.
Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 is one of the best compact on the market and probably the smallest long zoom camera. Although a bit pricey, premium features like full HD capture, extra long zoom (for a compact), GPS and fast shooting will offer you the best package in a small body available.
Summary: The good news for Panasonic and buyers of the Lumix TZ20 / ZS10 is the camera really does deliver a number of key benefits over earlier models. Previous bug-bears like slow continuous shooting and vertical streaks in video have been resolved. The GPS landmark database and lookup have been improved.
Pros: Broad and well-corrected 16x zoom covers every situation., 1080i video with zooming, stereo sound and continuous AF., Built-in GPS with large database of landmarks and easy editing., Touch-screen interface - just tap where you want it to focus., Fast continuous shooting up to 10fps at the full re...
Cons: Patchy image quality even at 100 ISO. Noisy throughout ISO range., Under-utilised touch-screen. Easy to change AF area by mistake., Minimal control over image quality - little if any tweaking., Record / play switch less intuitive than a plain play button.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix TZ20 does have a £349 recommended asking price. This is similar to the TZ10 that came before it and, based on how prices will slide over time, it’s unlikely the TZ20 will stay at such a high asking price for too long. The TZ20 is certainly packed out with features.
Summary: • Excellent touchscreen and physical controls • 3D shooting mode • Incredible focal range • The touchscreen is brilliant in playback and Touch AF mode • More manual control • Excellent color reproduction • Compact and lightweight • Good image stabilization • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition...
Excerpt: As noted before, this camera includes a GPS receiver, which is housed in the square protrusion at the top marked with the letters GPS . A green LED indicator is present near one of its corners to indicate the status of the GPS.
Pros: Good overall image quality; Excellent colour reproduction; Plenty of options to control; Compact and lightweight; Good image stabilization; 16x optical zoom.
Cons: Image contains some noise; No manual focus; GPS is sometimes unresponsive; 3D photo shooting is a gimmicky feature.